2019 Beat Reporting (Small Staff) Finalist: Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus | The Hechinger Report

About the Entry

Jon Marcus provides an in-depth look at the struggles and angers of graduate students, the declining number of men and students from middle-income families on college campuses, and the astonishingly tiny number of Puerto Rican high school graduates who make it to college on the mainland.

Comments from the Judges

“Coverage shines a light into corners of higher education, illuminating how policies and institutional cultures affect students on the ground. His reporting is interesting and unexpected.”

“Impressive breadth and depth in this selection of clips, adding new context to topics that are regularly covered in education journalism. Data points throughout these stories are deployed in a way that helps the reader to understand the importance and scope of the issues.”